The Daily Gets a Scoop on Sam Adams

This evening The Oregonian published on its web site a story about Mayor Sam Adams' relationship with Beau Breedlove. The story reveals that Adams made more than 30 phone calls to Breedlove between the time they first met and when Breedlove turned 18, far more contact than Adams has acknowledged. The O also secured a copy of the taped interview this newspaper had with Adams on January 15 of ...   More
Thursday, April 30, 2009 MARK ZUSMAN

WW's Interview With Mayor Sam Adams

Last Jan. 15, four days before WW broke the story about Mayor Sam Adams and Beau Breedlove, WW interviewed Adams in his City Hall office. Also present for the interview were Adams' then-spokesman Wade Nkrumah (who resigned later that month) and Adams policy adviser Amy Ruiz, the Portland Mercury's former City Hall reporter whom Adams hired in December. WW's interviewers were reporter Nigel Jaquiss, ...   More
Friday, May 1, 2009 HANK STERN

Adams Admission Reaction: Oregonian Scoop Leaves Leonard "Numb" (UPDATED with Adams comment)

This morning's Oregonian story about the relationship in 2005 between Mayor Sam Adams and then 17-year-old legislative intern Beau Breedlove advances the story in three important ways: 1. The O got Adams' cell-phone records, which show a level of communication that was earlier, more frequent and more driven by Adams (rather than Breedlove) than has previously been reported. 2. The O found, ...   More
Friday, May 1, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Mayor Refuses to Answer Questions About Beau Breedlove

Three months after Mayor Sam Adams held a tense press conference to apologize publicly for lying about the nature of his sexual relationship in 2005 with a then-teenage Beau Breedlove, a similar scene unfolded today in City Hall's third-floor Rose Room. The news of the day dealt with the same topic as on Jan. 20, even though Adams called this morning's news conference to discuss his proposed ...   More
Friday, May 1, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Breedlove to The Oregonian: Stay the Hell Away

If you were waiting for another bizarre twist in the Sam Adams-Beau Breedlove scandal, here it is: The Oregonian is reporting that Breedlove today filed for a restraining order — against one of the daily's own reporters, Brent Walth. According to the O, Breedlove alleged Walth said he would publish damaging information about Breedlove unless he agreed to an interview. Editor Sandy ...   More
Thursday, May 28, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

'Mexico with Sam': Breedlove's Stalking Petition and The Oregonian's Question

In the weeks since the Sam Adams-Beau Breedlove scandal broke, some of the most persistent rumors involve buzz about a trip Adams may have taken to Mexico. One of those rumors has now surfaced in a court document: specifically, Breedlove's May 28 petition unsuccessfully seeking a stalking order in Multnomah County Circuit Court against Oregonian reporter Brent Walth. In the petition (PDF), ...   More
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Beau Breedlove Tells KGW That Mayor Sam Adams Lied About What Happened And That He's Mad About It (UPDATED with comment from Adams' spokesman)

Beau Breedlove tells KGW that Mayor Sam Adams lied about whether or not the two kissed in a City Hall bathroom before Breedlove turned 18, and that he's angry at the mayor for leaving him to look like the liar in the situation In his first interview since Attorney General John Kroger released his report last week about the Adams-Breedlove affair, Breedlove insists his story about the incident ...   More
Thursday, July 2, 2009 HANK STERN

Interview with John Kroger, Part 1

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

Adams Investigation Report: Earlier Versions Were Much Tougher On Sam Adams

Attorney General John Kroger today released additional documents — multiple preliminary drafts of the final investigative report into the relationship between Portland Mayor Sam Adams and Beau Breedlove. These earlier drafts contain scathing assessments about the mayor's credibility; his veracity and investigators' unhappiness about the mayor's reluctance to cooperate with the investigation. Those ...   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS


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